"Thriller" at 30
Did anyone see it coming?
"Thriller" came out 30 years ago today--November 30, 1982--putting Michael Jackson at the center of the pop culture universe. Along the way, he forever changed MTV, AM/FM radio, the music industry, and the way we consume tunes, both on the air and on the tube.
The world never heard songs like "Billie Jean" before. It had never seen a video like "Thriller".
Three decades later, Jackson's work is still being lauded, hailed, analyzed, dissected, and studied.
The rest of the world? They just keep listening.